Windows logo key keyboard shortcuts

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts that use the Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key.
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Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key

Open or close the Start menu.

Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key +Pause

Display the System Properties dialog box.

Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key +D

Display the desktop.

Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key +M

Minimize all windows.

Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key +Shift+M

Restore minimized windows to the desktop.

Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key +E

Open Computer.

Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key +F

Search for a file or folder.

Ctrl+Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key +F

Search for computers (if you're on a network).

Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key +L

Lock your computer or switch users.

Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key +R

Open the Run dialog box.

Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key +T

Cycle through programs on the taskbar.

Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key+number

Start the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number. If the program is already running, switch to that program.

Shift+Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key+number

Start a new instance of the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number.

Ctrl+Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key+number

Switch to the last active window of the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number.

Alt+Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key+number

Open the Jump List for the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number.

Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key +Tab

Cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Aero Flip 3-D.

Ctrl+Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key +Tab

Use the arrow keys to cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Aero Flip 3-D.

Ctrl+Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key +B

Switch to the program that displayed a message in the notification area.

Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key +Spacebar

Preview the desktop.

Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key +Up Arrow

Maximize the window.

Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key +Left Arrow

Maximize the window to the left side of the screen.

Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key +Right Arrow

Maximize the window to the right side of the screen.

Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key +Down Arrow

Minimize the window.

Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key +Home

Minimize all but the active window.

Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key +Shift+Up Arrow

Stretch the window to the top and bottom of the screen.

Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key +Shift+Left Arrow or Right Arrow

Move a window from one monitor to another.

Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key +P

Choose a presentation display mode.

Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key +G

Cycle through gadgets.

Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key +U

Open Ease of Access Center.

Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key +X

Open Windows Mobility Center.